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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Reverse

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You would need around 8,428.37RM (82,694.14฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 90,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

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Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 3.62% lower than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 8.12% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 17.10% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 14.82% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 14.98% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 74.77% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 52.50 ฿     78.49 ฿      +49.51 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     588.68 ฿      -1.89 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 149.50 ฿     117.74 ฿      -21.25 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 70.00 ฿     98.11 ฿      +40.16 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 102.68 ฿     117.74 ฿      +14.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 66.35 ฿     94.71 ฿      +42.74 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.90 ฿     21.44 ฿      +19.74 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.51 ฿     12.85 ฿      +35.18 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 46.93 ฿     61.02 ฿      +30.00 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.95 ฿     29.31 ฿      -16.14 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 47.94 ฿     37.19 ฿      -22.43 %
Eggs (12) 58.00 ฿     44.47 ฿      -23.33 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 554.17 ฿     344.38 ฿      -37.86 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 117.16 ฿     108.87 ฿      -7.08 %
Apples (1kg) 86.69 ฿     81.95 ฿      -5.46 %
Oranges (1kg) 74.36 ฿     77.05 ฿      +3.62 %
Tomato (1kg) 51.71 ฿     33.85 ฿      -34.54 %
Potato (1kg) 62.95 ฿     31.04 ฿      -50.69 %
Lettuce (1 head) 39.17 ฿     29.72 ฿      -24.11 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 15.89 ฿     21.77 ฿      +37.02 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     490.57 ฿      -18.24 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 51.50 ฿     85.85 ฿      +66.70 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 98.12 ฿     115.12 ฿      +17.32 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     117.74 ฿      +30.82 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     19.62 ฿      -21.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 981.14 ฿     981.14 ฿      0.00 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     29.43 ฿      -15.90 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     11.28 ฿      +125.66 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     245.29 ฿      +145.29 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.77 ฿     20.76 ฿      -46.45 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 750,000.00 ฿     1,471,710.57 ฿      +96.23 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 3,321.12 ฿     1,489.61 ฿      -55.15 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.82 ฿     2.55 ฿      +40.12 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 643.13 ฿     1,410.72 ฿      +119.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,867.16 ฿     1,610.42 ฿      -13.75 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 375.00 ฿     232.20 ฿      -38.08 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     137.36 ฿      -23.69 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,126.32 ฿     2,430.24 ฿      +14.29 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,552.11 ฿     1,653.22 ฿      +6.51 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,933.74 ฿     2,811.56 ฿      -4.16 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 2,947.37 ฿     2,589.82 ฿      -12.13 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,267.78 ฿     24,584.57 ฿      +15.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 11,058.82 ฿     13,445.26 ฿      +21.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 57,835.56 ฿     41,181.38 ฿      -28.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 29,532.34 ฿     20,020.57 ฿      -32.21 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 108,055.56 ฿     96,253.47 ฿      -10.92 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,000.00 ฿     50,124.52 ฿      -27.36 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 23,186.04 ฿     37,231.75 ฿      +60.58 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.12     5.05      -17.45 %
 
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